Want to avoid friends? There’s an app for that!


Are there times when you want to be antisocial and take a day to yourself? It may be very difficult with the numerous social networks that keep you connected with your friends and family 24/7, but you may be in luck. The new iOS app Cloak allows you to go incognito by collecting location data from your friends on Instagram and Foursquare so you won’t bump into  them on the street.

Mashable states, “Connect Cloak to Foursquare and Instagram and the app brings up a map displaying your location and the locations of friends who have checked in nearby. If there’s someone you want to avoid, select “flag” and the app will alert you when that person gets within a certain radius of you. A half mile is the default radius, but you can set it to be as small as one block or as big as two miles.”

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This app could be beneficial  for those that are very active on those two social media accounts and developers are in the works to include other networks. Facebook has good potential, but Twitter will not be included because most users have their GPS location turned off.

The app is currently free for iOS users in the App Store and at this moment there are no works for an Android version.


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